The Euclid Fire Department (EFD) will accept applications and resumes for the position of fulltime/career, Firefighter/Paramedic – Lateral Entry, beginning October 14, 2019.

The EFD is a progressive organization that offers career track opportunities in several areas. A competitive compensation package of between $57,519 to $66,347 (at appointment) to approximately $72,311 (Firefighter 1st Class) after 24 months, plus excellent benefits, including healthcare, will be included upon appointment.

Applicants must currently or have previously been employed as a full-time/career firefighter/paramedic for three (3) consecutive years with one agency in the State of Ohio. For applicants not currently employed as a firefighter/paramedic, there shall be no more than a three-year break in service from previous full-time/career employment as a firefighter/paramedic. An applicant’s current or previous firefighter/paramedic qualifying employment (i.e. 3 consecutive years at one agency) must have been the result of a written civil service examination process. Applicants must possess current and valid State of Ohio certifications as a Paramedic and Firefighter II. Successful applicants will join the EFD as a Firefighter 3rd Class for a break in service of 12 months or less; a Probationary Firefighter for a break in service greater than 12 months and less than or equal to 24 months; or as a Cadet Firefighter for a break in service greater than 24 months and no greater than 36 months. Other steps in the hiring process are included in the application packet.

Application packets will be available beginning at 8:30 am, October 14, 2019. Beginning on that date, an applicant may:

  1. Download the application packet at (click on the “Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic” link), or;
  2. 2. Pick up an application packet at the Euclid Fire Department Administrative Offices, 775 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio, 44123, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

You may submit your application packet in one of two ways:

  1. In person from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday at the Euclid Fire Department, 775 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123, or;
  2. By mail to
    The Euclid Fire Department,
    775 East 222nd Street,
    Euclid, Ohio, 44123,
    “Attn: Assistant Chief Will Anderson.”

Mailed packets must be RECEIVED by Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:30pm.

Applications received after 4:30pm, Friday, November 15, 2019 will not be considered or accepted.

Inquiries or assistance regarding this process should be directed to Assistant Chief Will Anderson at (216) 289-8408.

Lateral Entry Full Position Details 2019

EFD Lateral Entry Application Packet - 2019